The Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies (IAOS)—founded in 2013—is the center of research and teaching on Asia and the Orient at the University of Zurich (UZH). It aims to position itself nationally and internationally as one of the leading institutions in the field. By bringing together the disciplines of Indian Studies, Islamic Studies, Japanese Studies, Chinese Studies and Gender Studies within one institutional structure, the University of Zurich’s strategic focus on Asian and Oriental studies has become more prominent within the University, the international academic landscape and amongst the general public in Switzerland.
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